Sunday, February 8, 2009

Blue Monday - 2/9 - Romantic Figurines

I can't believe a week has flown by since our last Blue Monday. As always, our hostess with the mostest is Smiling Sally. Be sure to go to her blog to find all the other Blue Monday bloggers.

Valentine's Day is almost here! I'll show some of my Valentine decorations for Tablescape Thursday and Friday Show and Tell. Today, let's take a look at some of my favorite romantic figurines.

I love old figurines. Today's figurines just don't have the same vintage faces, the coloring of the old ones.

Many years ago, Mr. Dumpling went to an estate auction by himself. I usually don't let him do this. He's still a "man" after all and can make some strange purchases. However, he came home with these!

They each stand almost 10" tall and are marked "Hand Painted Japan".

The detailing is amazing. His suit is a deep navy although it looks black in the pictures.

Notice he has his hat in one hand and flowers in the other. I think he's ready to propose!

Her dress has beautiful details in shades of blue, aqua and a soft yellow.

She's playing a little coy but I bet she says "yes"!

Last year, we found the sweetest little double ink well. You don't see the double ink wells very often and not in such excellent condition. It was made in Austria.
Her little dress is the softest blue with a little green bonnet. So sweet!

Aren't the little faces just adorable?

Both sides are hinged for the ink well to open.

The last couple were a find in a local shop. They are made by Ucago (Japan).

These were from Mr. Dumpling. I had admired them in a local shop. They "spoke to me" because of the little violets on her dress. I'm a Feb. baby and have always loved violets!

Have you pulled out your romantic items? Is love in the air at your home?


Confessions of a Plate Addict said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Judy Bug! What gorgeous figurines! I'd say your DH "done good"! I love the ink well! You have some really pretty ones! Have a great week...Debbie

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Judy! Those are some very lovely figurines! Very detailed and the colors are beautiful! I'll bet those are really worth a lot of $$.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said... Best Blogger Tips

Judy Bug

GORGEOUS figurines! All the detail! Such beautiful colors!

Thanks for sharing them with us!


Jewel Sauls said... Best Blogger Tips

What beautiful figurines! The are definitely romantic! I love the violets on the skirt also! :D Jewel

Debra Kaye said... Best Blogger Tips

So romantic! And yes, romance is definitely in the air in my home. We just celebrated our anniversary on the 1st of February! Happy Blue Monday to you!

SmilingSally said... Best Blogger Tips

I like your figurines; they're each quite special. Keep that man of your; he sounds like a winner. Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday.

Carrie said... Best Blogger Tips

Your figurines are beautifully designed and very well the colors and little details.

♥ Kathy said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh Judy your figurines are just precious!

Lynda said... Best Blogger Tips

Such pretty figurines! Thanks for sharing them with us, Judy!

April said... Best Blogger Tips

Love your pretty figurines...perfect for Blue Monday! Have a good one!

Heidi Pocketbook said... Best Blogger Tips

I've never seen porcelain ink wells. All of the figurines are very pretty!

The Quintessential Magpie said... Best Blogger Tips

Judy Bug, these figurines are LOVELY! I love them all, but I particularly like the violets on the blue dress... and what a gorgeous shade of blue! Your husband gets big brownie points for these!

Happy Blue Monday!


Sheila :-)

Sweetie said... Best Blogger Tips

The figurines are beautiful. There is so much attention to detail. My very favorite has to be the one with the double ink wells. Happy Blue Monday!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Judy Bug!! These are the most amazing figurines.. just beautiful.. you're right the details are incredible. Thanks for the visit to see the hutch full of blue memories.. Happy Blue Monday to you my friend. hugs ~lynne~

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Sweet purchases! I too love the violets on the dress.

Kathy b

Judi said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Judy
I have never seen inkwells like that with beautiful figurines. I say you could let your hubby go to auctions if thats what he comes home with.
All the figurines, vintage I agree have beautiful faces.
Thank you for sharing.
Hope you have a lovely day

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said... Best Blogger Tips

All of these figurines spoke to me! They are so pretty, and you're right, their faces have personality, unlike some that are made today. I loved the "proposal" set. Those colors are amazing. Thank you for sharing these. laurie

Miss Janice said... Best Blogger Tips

These are just darling little figurines! I love them:-)

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

They are perfect for any Romantic Cottage! Happy Blue Monday!

ellen b. said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Judy Bug! Boy you have some nice figurines. So pretty. I pulled out my heart shaped pans to make a Red Velvet cake in :0)
Happy Blue Monday to you!

imjacobsmom said... Best Blogger Tips

Mr Dumpling (how cute) is such a Sweetie! He sure made the right choice! Your little figurines are darling! ~ Robyn

Glenda/MidSouth said... Best Blogger Tips

Very pretty - really like the detail in the pieces. Hope you are having a good evening.

Shirl said... Best Blogger Tips

Hello and thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment. Beautiful figurines!
Bless you, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Kathy said... Best Blogger Tips

Hello Judy, I love the ink well figurines too, such beautiful details. you and hubby have a unique and special collection there, happy blue monday, Kathy.

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said... Best Blogger Tips

Pretty, pretty figurines!